I admit it, I'm a closet country music fan. When I saw that The Laguna Playhouse was offering "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" I was drawn to it like sequins to a Nudie jacket. My lovely wife bought tickets and our close friends joined us for an evening of Hank.
The Laguna Playhouse is a small intimate theatre established over 85 years ago and has become one of the leading community theatres in the country. Located in Laguna Canyon next to the Festival of Arts, the Playhouse is a wonderful way to spend the evening and there is not a bad seat in the house. In fact, when the lights came up for the final song we felt like the performers were playing and singing in our living room.
Only 29 years old when he died, Hank Williams wrote some of the most memorable songs in American history. Lead actor, Van Zeiler, sang nearly 20 Hank Williams songs from "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Jambalaya" to "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" all the while showing Hanks rise to the heights of the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual decline due to drugs and alcohol.
If your looking for an excellent way to spend an evening in Laguna Beach select one of our outstanding local restaurants and then take in a performance at The Laguna Playhouse.